[Ads-l] From a medieval poem?

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Sun May 20 06:53:54 EDT 2018


Works for me.

Sees like a weird gap in Google Books.

JL

On Sat, May 19, 2018 at 10:13 PM, Ben Zimmer <bgzimmer at gmail.com> wrote:

> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ubi_caritas
> "_Ubi caritas_ is a hymn of the Western Church, long used as one of the
> antiphons for the washing of feet on Maundy Thursday. The Gregorian melody
> was composed sometime between the fourth and tenth centuries, though some
> scholars believe the text dates from early Christian gatherings before the
> formalization of the Mass."
>
> The first line, "Ubi caritas et amor, Deus ibi est," can be translated as
> "Where charity and love are, God is there" or "Where true love is found
> with charity, God is present there."
>
> https://hymnary.org/text/where_true_love_is_found_with_charity
>
> Bishop Curry rendered it without the "charity": "Where true love is found,
> God himself is there.”
>
> http://www.anglican.ink/article/royal-wedding-homily
>
>
> On Sat, May 19, 2018 at 9:30 PM, Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>
> > At the royal wedding today, Bishop Michael Curry cited "a medieval poem"
> > that teaches, "Where there is love, God himself is there"
> >
> > Not that I'm a learned medievalist, but the best I can get out of Google
> > Books is,
> >
> > "Every one should be taught to know instinctively  that wherever there is
> > love there is God, wherever there is happiness God is present, wherever
> > there is the expansion of the heart or the heightening of good emotions,
> > there the Lord of the Universe manifests himself."
> >
> > The source is Govardhanadas, "The Classification of Yoga," in _The
> > Brahmavadin: A Monthly Religious and Philosophical Journal_ (Madras)  III
> > (1903), p. 536.
> >
> > In 2002 I find *"Ubi caritas et amor gaudet, ibi Deus est." But not
> > earlier.*
> >
>
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